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English adjective: pokey

1. pokey wasting time


Synonymsdilatory, laggard, poky


Similarslow


Antonymsfast

2. pokey small and remote and insignificant


SamplesA jerkwater college.
Passed a series of poky little one-horse towns.


Synonymsjerkwater, one-horse, poky


Similarprovincial


Antonymscosmopolitan


English noun: pokey

1. pokey (artifact) a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)


Synonymsclink, gaol, jail, jailhouse, poky, slammer


Broader (hypernym)correctional institution


Narrower (hyponym)bastille, holding cell, hoosegow, hoosgow, house of correction, lockup, workhouse









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